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suicide bomber. word of a major robbery along jeweler's row next. how else do you think he gets around so fast? take the reins this holiday and get the mercedes-benz you've always wanted during the winter event. hurry, offers end january 4th! > he was 30 years old. a montgomery county native, father to a 3-year-old girl and loving husband to a wife with another child on the way. tonight, that family and this community are mourning the death
of staff sergeant peter taub killed yesterday in afghanistan. it is tuesday night, jim is off and i'm brian taff. the big story is reaction to the death of a local airmen, one of six americans killed yesterday in a suicide bombing. dann cuellar spoke to staff sergeant taub's father tonight. and he is live at the satellite center. a truly devastating loss tonight. >> that is right. we learned that peter taub is it a native of wyncote. and his family didn't even know that he was in afghanistan. they say he apparently didn't want them to know, for fear they would worry. >> i had no idea until yesterday. i thought he was in saudi arabia. >> the family of 30-year-old air force staff sergeant peter taub confirmed he was among the six killed when the convey was hit by a suicide bomb attack and the taliban claimed responsibility. >> a great personality. he was funny, thoughtful, a really good family man.
he loved his wife, and i think more so he loved his daughter. >> taub was the father of a 3-year-old daughter with another child on the way, his wife due to give birth in june. the family says that he was in the service eight years, and recently re-enlisted for another four and was supposed to come home in april. and his father spoke with him on skype 2 1/2 weeks ago. >> we had a nice conversation. and he said he was in pretty good spirits. he was a little me mrfshgs -- a little sad because he was not home for the holidays. >> i loved peter very much. he was the son i never had. >> and jeff, a family friend created a gofundme site for his wife and daughter. >> and he realizes that his wife and daughter probably need financial assistance, so he took this upon himself to help them
out. >> the family says taub's body, along with the five others will be thrown to dovers air force base tomorrow where they are honored for their service. and the second of the air force, along with others are expected to be there for that. dann cuellar for channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. all phoenixville area schools are open tomorrow after a bomb scare at the middle school. because the police made quick work of the case apprehended the suspect tonight. the district officials say it started within appropriate text messages sent to several students and escalated to a bomb threat today. the middle school evacuated and swept by the police and cleared. and questioning a person of interest in the hotel homicide. psychiatrist howard baker strangled in his room on walnut late saturday night. and cameras showed him checking
in bringing a man back to his room. the man is spotted later leaving with a backpack and wallet. and the 75-year-old doctor was found naked and choked together with a belt aren't his neck. the investigators say they don't know if it started as a sex act or as a robbery. and following a developing story from center city where the police are investigating the report of a major diamond heist to the tune of several hundred thousand dollars. and what are the police telling but this? >> well brian, detectives say reported $340,000 worth of diamonds stolen off of a victim. now the police say there is no surveillance footage and no witnesses. "action news" cameras were there when the victim was explaining the major theft to detectives moments earlier. he tellses police he was just leaving jewelers row when two
men made off with his bag. inside, $340,000 worth of diamond, describing the suspect as wearing a red jacket and the other in a black jacket and brown hat. and the police source says the victim is from out of the county and is allowed to show diamonds here in the u.s. but does not have a license to do business here. reporting live for channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. monsignor william lynn getting a new trial after his cop convictions was overturned for a second time. he was first convicted of child endangerment in 2012 for his handling of sex abuse allegations against priests. and he was the first convicted but not accused of molestation himself. and the conviction was
overturned and reinstated and now overturned again. and the attorney said they will seek to have him released from prison pending the trial. i do and the first day of winter, what is on the weather is rain and fog. and just as we hit the road for the holidays. and cecily tynan is tracking it. >> dealing with rounds of rain through the holidays and through the weekend into next week. and double scan live showing what's going on. you see the moisture moving up from the south and west and that will be moving in during the day tomorrow. it will be here by lunchtime. tonight really the main problem is the fact that we have quite a bit of fog out there. visibility actually, here we go, by computer is going a little bit crazy right now. visibility shows densest fog in the northwest suburbs, reading the visibility down 1/3 mile. allentown 1.5. pottstown and quakertown 2.5 and
i expect it will overspread a good portion of our regions in the overnight and we could have a dense fog advisory by the national weather service. the morning commute, areas of fog and drizzle not a steady rain. use extra time. by 8:00, 55. and the temperatures are already quite mild and tomorrow is a big travel day. and the weather will cause some problems. it can make for some miserable traveling. and tomorrow around one inch of rain. expect travel delays. this will open a door for a surge of all kind of december warmth. christmas eve 76 degrees. and more record warmth and the rain, and all the details in the accuweather seven-day forecast.
>> thank you. and as rain continues to come and go through tomorrow, check back at 6abc.com/weather for the very latest. you can use stormtracker 6 live radar to make sure you know what's coming heading through the holidays. a mount laurel man sentenced 30 years behind bars for murdering his wife. kyle crosby pled guilty to strangling erica crippen on new year's eve last year and dumping her body in maryland. the remains were not found for 2 1/2 months. and the prosecutors accused crosby's mother for tampering with evidence and hindering the conviction. and the charges against her will be dismissed. looking for the person who shot a girl when she was in the back of her mom's car. suddenly someone started shooting. one of the bullets pierced the
car door andity had the girl in both of her legs. the family does not think they were the intended targets. the 10-year-old child is hospitalized tonight. comcast operating capable service in philadelphia at least the next 15 years. mayor michael nutter signed a franchise agreement. the city gets 5% of the comcast revenue and last year that was nearly $18 million. and comcast is increasing service for low-income seniors. and customer service workers will work out of nature houses. ♪ politics. new jersey governor chris christie climbing in the polls nationally. his strategy focusing on new hampshire may be paying off ahead of the first primary. and a new poll shows him
tripling his numbers. and trump is top, and ted cruz a close second. and a recent boston harold pole, christie vying for second place with cruz and marco rubio. and donald trump fr, at a speech last night he called hillary clinton disgusting for taking a bathroom break and then used a term for the male genitalia. and clinton's claim would not respond to the insults. and fresh signs of a budget break-flew in harrisburg. it may end what is a sixth
monday stalemate. and moderate republicans broke with the party leadership to join democrats in a very close 100-97 vote clearing one of the hurdles for getting the budget past. and tomorrow the package favored by governor wolf can come up for vote. and there is a $1 billion tax increase and pension reform still in limbo tonight. supreme court justice aiken suspend the with the porngate emails. and emails with lewd content sent by aiken were insensitive and inappropriate. and coming after his testimony was apologetic, but he will be paid during a trial that could
result in the removal from the bench. and may be taking the lead investigating officer shootings in the police department. and charles ramsey said the two agencies are working on this arrangement for months. and news of the plan came during a status update detailing the police department's progress refourms in -- reforms for use of bodily force. and returning home in time for the holidays, greeted by dozens of warriors watch riders and a hero's vick tell at the airport. and they ee ee ees -- they says courted her.
and panic shoppers after a gun shots rang out in a packed new york mall. and incredible rescue. buried 60 hours from a landslide. and the fog that is developing in the western suburbs that is spreading to the east. details on what it means for the morning commute. and traveling tomorrow and record warmth in the accuweather forecast. and jamie apody talks about how temple fared in the bowl game that ended minutes ago.
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>> squarery moments for people doing last-minute shopping in a mall in long island. shooting in the roosevelt field mall and one person was shot during an attempted robbery. a mall worker shot in the shoulder and one suspect immediately taken into custody by an off-duty nydp deputy inspector. it was never evacuated but people were panicked. >> people were running and screaming and running on top of
each other. we ran as fast as we could. >> they tried to keep everybody calm in the store but everyone was shaken up because of what is happening in the news. >> and the victim in serious but stable condition. the woman who the police say intentionally drove her car into the crowds of people on the have las vegas stipulate is in court tomorrow. charged with murder, child abuse and felony hit and run. she has been in jail since she plowed her car into people sunday night while her 3-year-old was in the back seat. one person killed and dozens of others injured. after more than 60 hours a survivor has been pulled from a massive landslide in china. the 21-year-old was rushed to the hospital and is in stable condition tonight. the landslide happened when a mountain of construct waste and mud collapsed. and they are searching for 70 people missing. a secret service agent missing his gun and badge, both stole out of his personal
vehicle in broad daylight. it happened monday near the white house. the agent said his radio, hand cuffs and flash drive also gone. the secret service declined to comment. charges upgraded to murder against three women accused of beating a homeless man to teth at a gas station. pummelling barnes with a hammer, a piece of wood and their fists. and he was in a coma before dying. and the charges against the you natural and firing an aide after arrest forward sexually assaulting a former student. engaging in sexual acts with a student for almost two years. they say it happened when she worked at the middle school.
mothers in charge showed off their new location. the organization offers support to families who loved ones have been murdered. and food appear open house at the new location 520 north delaware avenue in northern liberties. it was a chance for people to learn more about that organization. 5,000 people dissended on stonehenge in england to mark the winter solstice. many dressed as what else, druids to see this one rise on this day, the shortest of the year in the northern hemisphere. and the temperatures above 60 degrees. and stonehenge is believed to have been used by ain't societies including tracking the movements of the sun. >> we haven't seen much sun lately. >> not a lot to people around here. but warm temperature it is across the pond here as well. and we should see sunshine by christmas eve and that will let the temperatures to rocket.
i think i should have a new year eve's pool party. we don't have the rain out there right now. a lot of fog though. and the rain will be moving in during the day tomorrow. and the action cam, plymouth meeting on boulder road and jamie apody told us about this house. if you drive up and you put your radio station on 91.5, all those lights are synchronized to mu music. and it is really cool and doing a great job, set for the holidays. and temperature-wise feeling like spring. 59 in philadelphia. andy made snow in the poconos this weekend, and a lot of that is melting right now. the current temperature 50 degrees. visibility is dropping very quickly.
reading and lancaster, 1/3 of a mile. millville, allentown a mile and a half. trenton 1.7. philadelphia dropped bound to six miles. lancaster and areas to the west under a dense fog advisory and i would not be surprised if we have a dense fog in the overnight hours because the fog could be a problem tomorrow morning. and satellite 6 and actions radar showing if you look to the south you can see showers working through the carolinas into virginia. all of that is heading our way tomorrow. futuretracker showing 8:00 in the morning plenty of clouds, some fog and spotty showers south and west of philadelphia. and then it fills in around lunchtime. periods of rain heavy at times, 58 degrees. a mild rain. it continues into the afternoon. 5:00 a lot of that latesting up to the north. then another round tomorrow night. and when is when temperatures peak in the mid to upper 60's tomorrow night, likely tying a record high. christmas eve is when you really feel the warmth. with the warm front to the north
we get a surge of temperatures, 25 to 35 degrees above average. really up and down the eastern seaboard. and i think this will be the warmest december day on record for a large part of our viewing area. the first line, the forecast temperatures. the second one, the standing records. and i think a lot of records will fall. all-time december warmth on christmas eve. and the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast tomorrow an ugly day. fog, soaking rain, 66 degrees the high. tying the record high. on christmas eve we will see some sunshine and increasing clouds, 76 degrees all-time disease warmth. a cold front moves through in the afternoon and evening hours. round of rain and perhaps round of thunderstorm. and then it is warm but not as balmy, 68 degrees. and another round of rain christmas night into saturday. saturday cool and damp, 56
degrees. and then we are stuck in an unsettled weather pattern. and monday 50 and hours, and tuesday is mostly cloudy with a high of 57 degrees. every day for the next week we're looking at temperatures above normal. and every single day we have an opportunity for at least some showers. >> and i am wear pants. >> just in case, we got some phone calls, huh? >> i was getting inundated. "healthcheck" at 11:00, some early advise if you are thinking of new year's resolutions. all seven of these steps are linked to a reduction in heart risk of more than 60%. kiting smoking, achieving a healthy bmi, exercises, eating healthy diet. and maintaining healthy blood sugar levels. and sticking to it not always easy. experts say if you are committed to improving your health in 2016 this is the path to take.
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seemed to be rain. and the owls lost a player to leg injury, trading field goals and losing this close one on the 80-yard touchdown pass. in the fourth they did rally. paton scampering home. and with 4. and toledo recovers the on-side kick and two plays later they broke away. losing 32-17, not the way the owl seniors wanted to go out, but what a season for the team who turned the town cherry and white. and most eagles need a win to play into january. and three of them are going to the pro bowl. jason peters and sproles. and fletcher cox, the first for him.
leading with 7.5 sacks and finally going to miami after snubbed last year and no pro for last year's marker, demarco murray has 600 and change yards now. and last week only two carries for three yards. something going on, but to his credit he did not explain. you have to wonder what he is really thinking. >> i can't worry about how many plays i'm getting and things of that nature. i can only control what i control. when i get in, i have to make the best of it. coming to work every day and be a professional and keep going. coming up, a whole lot of local hoops action and the sixers. ♪
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>> there was a grisly malling, unfortunate in thely the victims were the sixers. and 8-12 shooting on the floor, he is a rookie, but so far the entire season is a mistake. and they are now 1-29. and the 17th rink villanova hosting delaware. and the 12-point lead, but that was the end of that and hart with the reverse lay-up and he had 18. and villanova 78-48. and leading the quakers with 17 points. and back and forth, drexel with the lay-up. they win 53-52 in overtime. la salle hosting miami. scoring five points in five seconds. see what i mean? that type of night.
it was 94-49. what a day for isaiah miles, the double-header in brooklyn. the senior forward with 36, 15 rebounds. 79-62, they are 9-2. "jimmy kimmel live" next. and we continue at 4:30, and now for cecily tynan, jamie apody, ducis rodgers, jim gardner and the entire "action news" team i'm brian taff. have a great night, see you tomorrow.